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Imagine Dragons Net Fourth No. 1 On Rock Airplay Chart With 'Natural'

Imagine Dragons
Eliot Lee Hazel

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons land at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Airplay chart for the fourth time, with new single “Natural” rising 2-1 on the list dated Sept. 1.

“Natural,” which is the chart’s greatest gainer for the Aug. 20-26 tracking week, ascends with a 14 percent boost in audience impressions to 11.5 million overall, according to Nielsen Music.

Three of Imagine Dragons’ four songs to chart on Rock Airplay since 2017 have hit No. 1. “Believer,” which originally reached the top of the ranking on April 15, 2017, ruled for 17 weeks, while “Whatever It Takes” led for 14 beginning with the March 3 list.

The band’s other No. 1, “Radioactive,” crowned the chart for 24 weeks beginning in March 2013, holding the record for the longest streak at No. 1 in the chart’s history.

The rise of “Natural” comes thanks to the song’s appearance on all three rock radio format charts (Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs), though it hasn’t yet ascended to No. 1 on any of those spin-based lists.

The song concurrently moves 3-2 on Alternative Songs, 35-31 on Adult Alternative Songs and 36-32 on Mainstream Rock Songs

Additionally, the song rules the radio airplay-, digital sales- and streaming-based Hot Rock Songs chart for a second week and ascends into the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100 (34-29).

“Natural” is a standalone single recorded by the band for ESPN’s 2018 college football coverage.